Mar 14, 2013

AWWA Issues Statement on EPA Administrator Nomination

AWWA executive director voices support for President Obama's nomination of Gina McCarthy

AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

President Obama nominated Gina McCarthy to be the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If confirmed, McCarthy would succeed current Administrator Lisa Jackson, who in December announced her intention to step down. McCarthy is currently assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.

American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) Executive Director David LaFrance issued the following statement:

“As assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy has distinguished herself as someone who is dedicated to her agency’s mission and committed to listening to those she regulates. Her openness to hearing diverse points of view bodes well for her success as administrator.

“As the top official at EPA dealing with climate change over the past four years, Assistant Administrator McCarthy well understands that climate change may have huge implications for water providers.

“AWWA stands ready to assist her by providing the best objective information and insights from water professionals across the country.”